Key dates for Westpac Research Fellowships 2021

  • Proposals open with Westpac: 17 June 2020
  • Full Applications and Funding Application Coversheet/Cash Proforma due to UQ R&I: 3 August 2020
  • Full Applications close with Westpac: 25 August 2020
  • Westpac Shortlisted Fellow interviews at National Assessment Centre in Sydney: 8 - 9 December 2020
  • Anticipated announcement: December 2020


The Westpac Research Fellowship offers early career researchers a unique opportunity to support their groundbreaking research, provides access to networks, opens career pathways and global experiences. Successful Fellows will be undertaking research that has the ability to make a difference to Australia’s future in one of the Westpac Scholars Trust’s priority areas:

  • Enabling positive social change;
  • Technology and innovation; or
  • Strengthening Australia-Asia ties.

How to apply

Step 1: Westpac Scholars Trust's portal registration and scheme reading

  • The applicant will need an active account in Westpac's online system.
  • Familiarise yourself with the key Westpac and UQ documentation.

Step 2: Completing the application

  • Log into the system and complete the Application. You will be unable to submit until all attachments have been uploaded.

Step 3: UQ R&I internal review and feedback

  • In advance of internal review, ensure all online components are complete and valid. Generate a whole-proposal PDF for your records.
  • To initiate internal review, email your completed UQ Westpac 2020​ Funding Application Coversheet/Cash Proforma (using template below), whole-proposal PDF, and the draft attachments, including CV and UQ Letter of Support,  to UQ R&I at
  • Internal review by UQ R&I/feedback provided (compliance/eligibility/grantsmanship).

Step 4: Final submission

Readership and researcher support

Before applying, we recommend you:

Key documents



Contact UQ R&I

Round coordinator
Veronica Brancatini

If you are applying through UQ but you are not a current UQ staff member, please contact the round coordinator to be added to the UQ R&I mailing list.